Damascus Birka II Seax Knife
Damascus Birka II Seax Knife will impress with elegance in form and simplicity. A small pattern welded blade of Damascus steel is sturdy and beautiful with a Rosewood handle with three brass wire wraps. Its small size makes it a great addition to Viking kit! A camp knife for medieval Viking, LARP, and SCA.
- Brass wire embellished handle.
- Rosewood handle with an attached leather thong.
- Red or Brown Vegetable tanned leather Scabbard.
- Historically decorated Brass Scabbard fittings.
- Damascus Blade of 1095 stainless & 5N20 carbon steel, 256 layers.
- Rockwell Hardness 54.
Damascus Birka II Seax Knife measures 7 inches or 18 cm long. Spine thickness' is 3/6 inch or 2 mm. Blade length is 3 & 3/16 inches or 8.1 cm. Blade width spine to cutting edge at the handle is 5/8 inch or 17 mm. Handle length is 4 inches or 9.8 cm.
History: The Damascus Birka II Seax Knife is from the family of knives known as Seax, also known as hadseax, sax, seaxe, scramaseax, scramsax, means knife or cutting tool in Old English. In modern archaeology, the term seax is used specifically for the typically large knives worn by men in the 5th to the 11th century in the region roughly enclosed by Ireland, Scandinavia, and Northern Italy. The seax was most common in Germanic Tribes and Viking culture and often featured a very elaborate and decorative sheath.